An Introduction to the Philosophy Of Yoga


Dr. Baskaran Kosthi and Dorothy Ang

The word yoga, from the Sanskrit word yuj means to yoke or bind and is often interpreted as “union” or a method of discipline. Unlike stretching or fitness, yoga is more than just physical postures. The physical practice is just one aspect of yoga. Today most people practicing yoga are engaged in the third limb, asana, which is a program of physical postures designed to purify the body and provide the physical strength and stamina required for long periods of meditation.

Even within the physical practice, yoga is unique because we connect the movement of the body and the fluctuations of the mind to the rhythm of our breath. Connecting the mind, body, and breath helps us to direct our attention inward. Through this process of inward attention, we learn to recognize our habitual thought patterns without labeling them, judging them, or trying to change them. We become more aware of our experiences from moment to moment. The awareness that we cultivate is what makes yoga a practice, rather than a task or a goal to be completed. Your body will most likely become much more flexible by doing yoga, and so will your mind. (From the "Introduction to Yoga" on their website, MR)

Dr Baskaran Kosthi
Naturopathy specialist, reiki practitioner
Dr Baskaran was taught the art of yoga at a very young age by his father.
He then became a yoga guru and has been teaching for more than 10 years in and out of Malaysia.

Dorothy Ang
Fitness instructor, reiki practitioner
Dorothy, a law graduate from United KIngom, took on the path of becoming
a yoga guru and also a certified pilates instructor and reiki practitioner.

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